Students at the University of Utah often wonder how to fund their college studies. What students may not realize is that there are a number of scholarships within their reach that can help defray the cost of a college education. One of the best ways to find college scholarships is to complete the FAFSA application as early as possible. This form will quickly tell you whether you have qualified for any federal or state funding. Aside from the FAFSA, the second best source for scholarships is University of Utah itself. Check out some of the scholarship that this institution offers:
Entering Freshmen Scholarships: If you plan to attend the University of Utah as a first-time freshman, you should complete a FAFA application before Feb. 1st. Students who complete this and who are admitted to the university by this deadline can be considered for unique freshmen scholarships. These scholarships for new freshmen fall into three main categories: need-based scholarships, academic merit scholarships, and diversity scholarships. A full list of these scholarships can be found here. Students are automatically considered for these scholarships at the time of application. Additional information about each scholarship can be found at the previous link.
Continuing Students Scholarships: If you have already completed at least one semester of coursework at the University of Utah, you may be eligible for one of these scholarships that are designated specifically for returning students. A full list of potential scholarships for returning students can be found here. Many of these awards are offered through specific departments and colleges. For example, the Biology department offers a $5,000 scholarship called the Biology Continuing Student Departmental Scholarship. This award goes to an applicant who has an overall grade point average of at least a 3.5, who is a resident of UT, and who has completed at least 30 credit hours at the university. Students must be majoring in biology and may not have already completed another bachelor’s degree. Additional information about this scholarship, and others that are offered to continuing students in the biology department, are available at this link.
Transfer Student Scholarships: Students who are transferring from other colleges or university to the University of Utah may want to explore this website, which outlines funding opportunities for transfer students. These scholarships generally require that students have completed at least 60 credits of coursework at another institution and complete a FAFSA by Feb. 1st. Scholarships for both resident and nonresident transfer students are available. The Transfer Utah Flagship Scholarship is one award that is only open to residents of Utah who are admitted by Feb. 1st. This scholarship provides provides the recipient with $2,500 per semester for up to four semesters. Students must be enrolled at University of Utah on a full-time basis and hold a 3.6 grade point average. The Transfer Achievement Award is open to students who hold at least a 3.5 grade point average and who are residents of UT. This award provides $2,000 per year for a maximum of two years.